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HYDROCOTYLE JAVANICA

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Family ► Umbelliferae; Apiaceae.

Habitat ► The Himalayas, Khasi Hills and Western Ghats.

Ayurvedic ► Manduukaparni (related species).

Folk ► Brahma-manduuki (Sikkim).

Action ► Used as a substitute for Centella asiatica, as a blood purifier (in cutaneous diseases); for indigestion, dysentery and nervousness.

The plant is used for treating leuco- derma.

Hydrocotyle rotundifolia Roxb. (throughout India, up to 2,350 m) is also equated with Manduukaparni.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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